Having been born in the 1980s, I was not alive to witness the era in which every independent television channel in America showed an old movie late at night.
Add to the fact that DVDs, BluRays, Turner Classic Movies and the Internet has given me access to so many of these movies in massive numbers and in crystal clear formats — there is truly no excuse for me to be nostalgic for the era of The Late Late Show, The Million Dollar Movie, the Creature Feature or Shock Theater.
And yet, whenever I watch some old black and white Paramount or Universal release from the 1930s or 1940s with all their familiar character actors, I can’t help but pretend I am watching The Late Show on something like the KPIX package pictured here.
Well, I was born in the very early 70s, but I didn’t watch a lot of late movies. Yet I have nostalgia for these, as well. The closest we had that I actually remember is the Saturday afternoon Creature Double Feature. Saw lots of cheesy goodness during those hours.